(Closed) flowers, flowers, flowers-HELP

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

IMO silk flowers and other artificial flowers look fake in person, but some of them look totally real in pictures. I think it totally depends on what look you want! If you are planning on having flowers on 10-15 tables at your reception, then either way could get expensive, but it also depends on the size of the arrangements and whether the flowers are in season. Likewise, the bouquets don’t have to be expensive if you stick to cheaper varieties of fresh flowers, smaller arrangements, or choose silk flowers.

It’s really up to you and how important flowers are to you. It sounds like they have sentimental value to you, since you want to preserve them – although several bees have said that they had their bouquets preserved but the bouquets ended up collecting dust. Photos are much easier as keepsakes because they can hang in frames on the wall or be tucked into photo albums, where they don’t take up much space. Yes, flowers do die, but one really nice option of fresh flowers is giving them away – as a bridesmaid it is really nice to have a beautiful fresh bouquet for a couple weeks after a wedding. And whoever catches the bride’s bouquet is a lucky girl!!

I LOVE the smell of fresh flowers, and we’re having an earthy outdoor wedding, so silk flowers didn’t seem to fit in with the theme of our wedding (and I’m not crafty enough to arrange my own silk flowers!). I was going to do DIY fresh flowers but I found a florist who can do flowers on a super tight budget. I still feel like I’m paying too much, and if I could do it again, I would pick out some pretty bouquets at the grocery store the day before/morning of the wedding. Since I’ve read about some bees buying grocery store flowers, I’ve started to notice how many beautiful bouquets there are year-round at the grocery store, and they are as cheap as $10 – $15! Anways, sorry to ramble, just a couple thoughts..

Post # 4
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love real flowers personally, plus at the end of the night  you don’t have a ton of flowers to store away. Places like Costco and Sams sells flowers (like roses, fillers and hydranga’s) for pretty cheap, depending on what you are looking for and how many that you need, that is what i will be doing for my wedding 🙂 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m thinking to use dried flowers 🙂

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